7 Steps to the Perfect Spring Glow

While winters leads to cracked lips and scratchy skin for some of us Summer doesn’t hold a happy story for the skin.The dry heat cracks your lips and dehydrates skin which unfortunately is very tuff to moisturise because if you choose a very moisturising variant well its summer – Sweat !! As a result for summers I rely on only home based natural skin care products, I avoid using my favourite scrubs or creams that because of the chemical content don’t blend well with the skin texture.   Usually skin care products are marketed with skintypes-Dry,Oily etc but I am going to talk about body types(Prakriti, check blog post on Friday Detox to find your Prakriti) and how it influences your skin.People with Pitt have to take a lot of care during summers because their body temperature is high and that can appear on the skin in the form of dryness ,scars or de-coloration.    1. Morning & Night Skin Routine Follow you morning skin routine to repair your skin and avoid damage from the sun.Night is the time your skin and in general your body has to recover from day of stress.You are going to need-Aloe Vera, Almond Oil,Rose water and Lavender Oil.Clean your skin with a cotton […]

Winter Skincare , Don’t Blame it on Genes

  While winters leads to cracked lips and scratchy skin for some of us Summer doesn’t hold a happy story for the skin.The dry heat cracks your lips and dehydrates skin which unfortunately is very tuff to moisturise because if you choose a very moisturising variant well its summer – Sweat !! As a result for summers I rely on only home based natural skin care products, I avoid using my favourite scrubs or creams that because of the chemical content don’t blend well with the skin texture. Usually skin care products are marketed with skintypes-Dry,Oily etc but I am going to talk about body types(Prakriti, check blog post on Friday Detox to find your Prakriti) and how it influences your skin.People with Pitt have to take a lot of care during summers because their body temperature is high and that can appear on the skin in the form of dryness ,scars or de-coloration.    1. Morning & Night Skin Routine Follow you morning skin routine to repair your skin and avoid damage from the sun.Night is the time your skin and in general your body has to recover from day of stress.You are going to need-Aloe Vera, Almond Oil,Rose water and Lavender Oil.Clean your skin with a cotton […]

10 DIY Uses Of Essential Oil

  Essential oils are very helpful in creating a positive state of mind and balance life-stress anxiety. Featuring in this post-“Soulflower” a brand with amazing products which I personally love and keep handy for almost anything.From the sweet aroma of lavender to the stimulating fragrance of Lemon oil, Soul-flower essential oils ignite your senses and enliven your body. Packed within these pure, botanical essences, you’ll discover rich therapeutic properties that are so unique and special.It might be a single, potent oil that elevates your spirit, a blended formula like stress relieving oil that promotes calmness and clarity, or a massage oil that restores harmonic balance,they have got you completely covered. Your skin and hair is also putting up with your daily stress and need pamper it to get back the healthy supple and soft skin. Add to that the unavoidable dust and pollution on a daily basis and needs a constant scrub and care.In todays post we will learn how to use essential oils for well-being and balance in life.I will be talking about 4 daily scrubs-rosemary,coffee,lemon,rose,that can be converted to easy to use body-washes which I will shortly share with you how.Then I will be covering my favourite face and lip care solutions with a base of sweet edible condiments and essential […]

Homemade Bath & Beauty Products

The market is flooded with cosmetic products and its so tuff to decide what to buy what not to buy.What if I told you , that you can make all of it from the comfort of your home at a fraction of the price? to make pure ,natural , organic and cruelty free body bath products -soaps ,balms ,salts ,scrubs. The Ultimate DIY guide with freebies.These are not just great for use, they also make excellent gifts during the holiday season. Save a dime , make a precious memory. I have listed the things you need down below. I am also linking the place you can buy it from online.This is just my preference , you can choose what you find helpful and what is available at your farmers market etc. Things you need  African Organic Shea Butter Organic Cocoa Butter  Organic beeswax  Essential oils , lavender, tea tree, rosemary  Organic soap base  Organic coconut oil Palm Oil  Vitamin E extract Dried fruit zests, lemon, orange Sugar Coffee , grounds Lavender , dried flowers Epsom Salt Baking Soda Wild Turmeric Lemon Juice Honey Bath Salts Mix 2:1 parts epsom salt and baking soda. Add your choice of essential oils, add […]

Gardening, Homegrown Vegetables

  Gardening is almost therapeutic in nature.The first step to being a good gardener is understanding the fundamentals. Whether you are seeking advice for your flower garden, vegetable garden, or simply your lawn, I have compiled all the best gardening tools, techniques, tips and tricks to help your garden flourish.No garden, no problem. Bring a little green into your life with your very own greenhouse. Bringing together for you the best tips and tricks for maintaining healthy, lush indoor plants.There are few things more satisfying than growing your own food.This post is inspired by Martha Stewart’s home gardening post. You can read it right here.   However, maintaining a vegetable garden isn’t exactly the easiest — strawberries can be shy, lettuce tends to be a little stingy at first, and tomatoes? Those are feast or famine. Whatever it is you are growing, here are some vegetable garden ideas to gobble up.I will tell you all you need to get started on a simple quick and easy home gardening kit and where you can buy it .I recommend mud pots over cement or plastic or synthetic polymer clay based. Mud not only ensures proper drainage but also keep the plant cool and […]

How to Make Personalized & Unique Gifts

  Let us make Holiday Gifting even more special with PersonaliZed & Unique Gifts.Black Friday sale is just a month away, lets get ready for Thanksgiving & Christmas.Prepare your shopping lists way in advance and be relieved of last minute stress and panic.Holidays are the best the part of the year. They are also the most stressful. Picking the right gift, making elaborate meals, can get frustrating at times. And some people are so hard to buy for. In this post I will be talking about gifts both DIYs and the ones you can buy from the comfort of your couch for each one of your special friends and family.   Gift giving is an art and like most arts requires creativity and attention to detail.I am also adding links to my favorite Pinterest links where you can find some brilliant creations.While I would suggest to keep it simple with a gift card for fussy people but for your nearest and dearest sending thoughtful gifts are always appreciated.There are some handmade gifts you can make at home sparing a few hours over the weekend.Handmade gift cards , bath salts and scrubs ,cake mixes ,cinder toffee, are few of them.Framing a photograph […]

Fall DIY, holiday festivities

  How to make personalized gifts for your friends and family this Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year.Home decor to awesome gifts and everything in between.Create personalized and customized gifts for your friends and family this Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. No need to wait in endless queues at target filling up your shopping list and registries.   This post is all about creating something special , something unique that reflects the personality of the person the gift is for. We are going to keep it very simple but at the same time feel free to experiment. DIY is all about taking creative risks, sometimes it turns out well sometimes it doesn’t. Its an expression of yourself.DIY specially during the holidays can be a very stress relieving activity.Its like creating something wonderful on a shoe string budget, from the comfort of your room, sipping hot tea or cider and munching cookies. Its the month of Christmas. If you wish to decorate your home with some Christmas wreath, try this simple and easy tutorial for it. Lets trim up our garden and prune trees , yes that is what I did couple of weeks back at home, but instead of throwing away the pruned branches, creepers […]